I finally did it! I’ve been stalking this half marathon for a couple of months now and I finally decided to sign up for it. I had gone back and forth about it because it’s new and not many people had registered for it. This will be my first race since April! I haven’t gone that long without a race since before I started racing. I have to admit it feels good to sign up for a race and have that competitive itch flare up again! Now I feel like my runs have even more purpose and I need to push them a little harder.
I think the big part of it is, I like to train for a race. I like to push myself every day to be better than I was the day before. To get faster & stronger. I love all of it! The anxiety on race morning to the amazingly exhausted but proud feeling when you finish. To me it’s kinda like Christmas morning… will Santa bring you a new PR and a “perfect” race? Sounds a little weird, yes. But that same anxious feeling I got when I was little when I couldn’t wait to see what Santa brought. I get that before a race!
I haven’t had that urge for a few months now. I think I got pretty burnt out after my ultra in April. I’m hoping this race will kick start my urge to race again.
I just counted up how many weeks I have… 3. Yikes! Thank goodness I’ve kept a solid base huh (I tell myself as a little panic starts to set in). Eh, well it will be good to race again. PR or no PR.
Do you like to train for races?
What’s your next race?